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Forum: Equipment Today, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 308
Posted By AndreyT
It depends on where you are looking at that...

It depends on where you are looking at that bubble.

When we are talking about BPS, we are usually talking about what we see in a device called bubble counter. Bubble counter is installed between...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 308
Posted By AndreyT
Well, the whole purpose of BPS is to serve a...

Well, the whole purpose of BPS is to serve a rough estimate of the amount of gas flowing into your tank. But the thing about gas is that it is easily compressible. Which means that two bubbles that...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 308
Posted By AndreyT
BPS value has no meaning without a pre-determined...

BPS value has no meaning without a pre-determined working pressure value. Once you settle on a specific working pressure (which indeed depends on your diffuser type), you can start talking about BPS.
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By AndreyT
What is that supposed to mean? How can someone...

What is that supposed to mean? How can someone say that "sump can't be done" when there are hundreds of thousands of sumps working out there?

If "can't be done" claim applies to your specific...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By AndreyT
All heaters consume identical amount of power,...

All heaters consume identical amount of power, regardless of their wattage and other parameters. That's just how heaters fundamentally work. Of course, this assertion is only true if we are...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 481
Posted By AndreyT
Are the tanks installed on the same horizontal...

Are the tanks installed on the same horizontal level? If not, then running a single canister filter for two tanks is out of question. It goes against the very physical principle on which canister...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By AndreyT
What kind of shimming are we talking about here?...

What kind of shimming are we talking about here? Under no circumstances you are allowed to shim just a single edge or individual corners of the tank. The tank has to be supported evenly around the...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,700
Posted By AndreyT
Nothing. They are not better. Is this a poorly...

Nothing. They are not better. Is this a poorly veiled viral ad?
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By AndreyT
You mean it works with non-pressurized DIY...

You mean it works with non-pressurized DIY systems?
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By AndreyT
Bio-balls are more suitable for filters with...

Bio-balls are more suitable for filters with direct access to open air, i.e wet-dry filters. For sealed systems, like canister filters, porous ceramic rings is a better idea.
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By AndreyT
Firstly, are you uploading it as a HD video? When...

Firstly, are you uploading it as a HD video? When does the quality loss occur: after you "save it into a format that can comply with youtube", or after you "upload it into youtube"?

Secondly, as...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By AndreyT
A piece of [off-topic] advice: In USA you...

A piece of [off-topic] advice:

In USA you are only allowed (or, more precisely, required) to say things like that about Russians. If you say something like that about Americans, you can easily end...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By AndreyT
Firstly, it is not clear what regulator you have....

Firstly, it is not clear what regulator you have. AquariumPlants sells several different ones. Secondly, if your regulator is adjustable, then nothing bad will happen to it if you set it for higher...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By AndreyT
Your picture is reported by Flickr as "Adult...

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Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By AndreyT
That does not seem to make any sense. Do you have...

That does not seem to make any sense. Do you have a CO2 regulator between your CO2 tank and your needle valve? Judging by the rest of your post you do, but in that case it is impossible to affect the...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By AndreyT
The whole point of feeding a wet/dry filter...

The whole point of feeding a wet/dry filter through an overflow is to prevent the system from flooding in case the return pump stops (pump failure, power outage, etc.) The pump adds water to the...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By AndreyT
No, that does not mean that there's "negative"...

No, that does not mean that there's "negative" pressure inside the canister. The only thing it means is that the pump lowers the pressure after the media. The pressure after the media is lower than...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By AndreyT
Canister filter installed under the tank works...

Canister filter installed under the tank works under a fairly significant amount of positive water pressure inside. How can it possibly suck in air? Through the intake tube - maybe, but throuh the...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By AndreyT
So, what's the 4th function? Diffuser, check...

So, what's the 4th function? Diffuser, check valve, bubble counter and ... ?
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By AndreyT
They can if they get "stuck". These heaters...

They can if they get "stuck".

These heaters control the power supply to the heating element through a mechanical relay. (Which is what makes that "click" sound when they turn the heater on or...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By AndreyT
Not really. They are not allowed to state that...

Not really. They are not allowed to state that "it must be on their stand". So, even if they wrote something like that in the text, you can safely ignore it anyway. If your stand is OK structurally,...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By AndreyT
How is this implemented? Is there some sort of...

How is this implemented? Is there some sort of chamber in the filter that works as a "diving bell" and holds some amount of air? Does the manual explain the purpose of this air pocket?



Can you...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By AndreyT
Aqueon makes non-adjustable heaters, like this...

Aqueon makes non-adjustable heaters, like this one

http://www.petco.com/product/126602/Aqueon-Preset-Aquarium-Heater.aspx

but they are typically clearly labeled as such ("Preset" or something...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By AndreyT
"Bulkhead" in a true definition is not "a...

"Bulkhead" in a true definition is not "a pass-through on a vessel". Quite the opposite, bulkhead is a watertight wall on a vessel. Nothing "pass-through" about it. For example, a submarine is...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By AndreyT
After finishing reading this thread, in astounded...

After finishing reading this thread, in astounded amazement I have to admit the following: today I learned that some people apparently use the term "bulkhead" to refer to bulkhead fittings.

Could...
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